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President Donald Trump is falsely asserting that the federal policy that split migrant families at the border was practiced by his predecessor, Barack Obama, as well.

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Former President Barack Obama surprised volunteers at a Chicago food bank on Tuesday when he dropped in and helped prepare Thanksgiving meals. The Greater Chicago Food Depository, which distributes 159,000 meals a day to the hungry, thanked Obama and his foundation in a tweet “for joining our volunteers today,” according to USA Today. READ MORE: Blacks […]

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While the punk-ass president continues to desecrate the highest office in the land, black America’s forever president and current president of Wakanda, Barack Obama, continues to make us miss him after he made a surprise visit to volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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  Michelle Obama is on a roll after the release of her best-selling book, Becoming, and folks who are lucky enough to catch her on her book tour are in for a major musical treat. Our Forever First Lady enlisted the help of The Roots drummer Questlove to curate a custom playlist that includes more than 300 of […]

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The following is an excerpt from Michelle Obama’s Becoming, the new memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. Listen to her read it, and two other excerpts—covering their first date and marriage counseling—at the end of this post.

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Since leaving the White House, Barack and Michelle Obama are proving they have the Midas touch. The launch of the Forever First Lady’s cross-country book tour for her new memoir, Becoming, last week is already proven to be a hit, with sold-out stadiums across the country and books flying off the shelves at bookstores, according to the […]

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There is, I believe, a conversation that could be had about an unease we (black people) might have with the Obamas’ post-White House relationship with money. And not just with money as a tangible object, but in surrounding themselves with it and being ensconced in markers and signifiers of it. The word “Obama” has…

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If you feel like you’re seeing Michelle Obama everywhere these days, get used to it. With the release of her acclaimed memoir, Becoming, plus a nine-city book tour with crowds rivaling any her friends Beyoncé and Oprah might attract, she’s successfully transitioned from former First Lady to bona fide phenomenon. Very…

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We all know by heart Michelle Obama’s public story: The girl from the South Side of Chicago, raised by incredibly hard-working parents. The descendant of slaves who attended two Ivy League institutions and then returned home to invest in her community, eventually meeting her beloved husband and raising two daughters.…

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There is a lot we want to know about Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, the highly gifted young girl from Chicago’s South Side who made history as America’s first black first lady. What she smells like, for example, or whether she fantasized about throwing a shoe at the back of Donald Trump’s squirrelly toupee at his…

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Despite all the abuse she endured while in the White House, Michelle Obama is indisputably one of the most likable first ladies ever to inhabit the role. And in a new interview with Oprah Winfrey for Elle magazine, she gets candid about being one half of a famously political couple, doubles down on her assessment of…

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Former first lady Michelle Obama’s much-talked about interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts aired Sunday and she admitted that when her husband was first listed as a 2008 presidential hopeful, she—like so many others—had the same initial response. “I think I did what a lot of black folks were doing’,” she told Roberts. “We were afraid […]

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When asked for his comments on Michelle Obama's strong words against him in her upcoming memoir, Donald Trump resorted to spouting unsubstantiated claims (aka lies). 

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TheGrio presents comprehensive coverage, video interviews and real-time results of the midterm elections. Senior editor Demetria Irwin is reporting live from Atlanta with the Stacey Abrams campaign and Deputy Editor Natasha Alford is tracking Florida’s race embedded with the Andrew Gillum campaign. Follow all the news in our midterms blog and on Twitter and Instagram. ________________________________________________________ 9:15 am The […]

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Former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail for Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams and told thousands of supporters that she is a “more hopeful vision” of government

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In the latest chess move by the Obamas, the former president and first lady—arguably the best to ever sit in the White House—have licensed a book about the Trump White House which could be crafted into a series that shows just how incompetent the Trump administration really is.

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  There’s a possibility former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle will troll Donald Trump by turning a book that chronicles the chaos of the Trump administration into a Netflix movie, Deadline reports. Read More: Michelle Obama book tour announces celebrity lineup And we are so here for the shade. Earlier this year, the high-profile couple secured a multi-year deal to produce movies and […]

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Barack Obama, is urging Americans to rise above the hate after the deadly attack at a Pittsburgh Synagogue left  11 Jewish people dead and several injured. Obama took to Twitter to share the following sentiments: We grieve for the Americans murdered in Pittsburgh. All of us have to fight the rise of anti-Semitism and hateful rhetoric against those […]

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It was only a matter of time before Democratic rising star Andrew Gillum and former President Barack Obama‘s path’s crossed. Monday, it was announced that Obama is scheduled to stump with Florida’s two top-of-ticket candidates, Gillum and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, in Miami on Friday, which is only four days before the November 6th elections. READ […]

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President Barack Obama urged Americans “to fight the rise of anti-Semitism” after yesterday’s synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh

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During an exclusive interview Stacey Abrams touched on some of the more polarizing moments during the Georgia campaign for governor and what these bomb threats say about partisan politics in the United States.

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The Devil’s Mouthpiece aka Sarah Huckabee Sanders aka Lil’ Suckabee is doing the false equivalency thing that she’s become known for, in which she takes some shit that has nothing to do with the trash-ass administration she willingly works for and tries to pass it off as the same thing that the trash-ass president has…

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The president of the United States condemned the attempted bombing attacks on Democrats, claiming that “political violence has no place in the U.S.”

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There has never been a time in American history when they haven’t used violent force to scare, bully, intimate, injure, maim, disfigure, and murder.

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  WASHINGTON (AP) — Disrupting a rash of targeted attacks, the U.S. Secret Service intercepted a bomb that was addressed to Hillary Clinton and a possible explosive that was sent to former President Barack Obama. Also Wednesday, a police bomb squad was sent to CNN’s offices in New York City and the newsroom was evacuated […]

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Like a cut scene from The Dark Knight Rises, explosive devices have been intercepted at the homes of Hillary Clinton, former President Obama, and George Soros.

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  Just when you thought Donald Trump couldn’t possibly be any more offensive or divisive, he’s somehow found a way to stoop to a new low, while sending out an extremely thinly veiled wink out to his alt-right supporters. Monday evening, CNN anchor Don Lemon appeared stunned after the president’s “surprisingly candid admission” to attendees at a […]

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  Crestline, Ohio mayor, Allen Moore, was caught using racial slurs during a conversation with police chief Joe Butler and it was caught on his body camera. After the release of the video, residents were outraged and demanded Moore to resign. Moore said the following, “i am greatly saddened that my conduct has in anyway […]

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Former President Barack Obama has a message for you and your friends. He isn’t here for folks tired excuses for not participating in elections. In a new video with ATTN: Obama touches on seven excuses that people use for not voting. One excuse is: “ I don’t care about politics” and this is what he had to […]

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  Former President Barack Obama says you ain’t gotta go home, but you gotta get straight to the polls this election. In a new video with ATTN:, Obama reads seven excuses people give for why they’re not going to cast their ballots– and shuts each one down perfectly. “Excuse #1: I don’t care about politics…That’s […]

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Hilary Brooke Mueller — the White woman who blocked D’Arreion Toles from entering his apartment building has reportedly been fired from her job. Toles posted his encounter with Mueller on his Facebook account and the video received millions of views. In the video, Toles is seen entering his apartment with his own key but Mueller still proceeded to […]

The post The Download | October 16th: White woman who blocked D’Arreion Toles from entering his building is fired from her job + 50th anniversary of Tommie Smith’s Historic Olympic Protest appeared first on theGrio.

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  Our forever First Lady Michelle Obama hit the Today Show this morning to discuss International Day of the Girl, life with Barack, preparing Sasha for college and how she plans to change the world one girl at a time. On how her daughters Sasha and Malia are doing after living in the White House, she said: […]

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